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Salt reduction initiatives remain relevant

By Professor Ian Fisk, Professor of Flavour Chemistry, and Deborah Kendale, AgriFood Training Partnership. The introduction of the ‘Sugar Tax’ on soft drinks may have distracted public attention away from salt, but salt reduction initiatives are still required to reduce the amount consumed in the...

Healthy eating advice may lead to unintended consequences

By Tim Hess, Professor of Water and Food Systems at the Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University and Dr Chloe Sutcliffe, Research Fellow in Water and Food System Resilience, Cranfield University. The Global Food Security Programme has been established to fund research that will...

AFTP Annual Conference 2018

AFTP Conference 2018: Challenges for the agrifood industry in delivering the UK Industrial Strategy and Environment Plan Register Your Place Date: 3rd July 2018 Venue: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA.  Registration Fee: Industry and Academia: £...

Productivity, innovation and education – women in agriculture have their say

Increasingly, women are at the forefront of addressing the dual challenges of profitability and sustainability that affect the UK agrifood sector. DEFRA estimates that women make up 28% of the British agricultural workforce and the number of women running farms has steadily increased to just over...

Linking Alzheimer’s Disease with Diabetes Conference

Linking Alzheimer’s Disease with Type II Diabetes: challenges and solutions for food industry and healthcare professionals Evening Conference15th March 2018 - 5.00-8.00pm University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Henley Business School, RG6 6UD. A joint event between the AgriFood Training...

Worried about Pasteurella in your lambs? John Goodwin may have some answers

John Goodwin, a participant on the AFTP's MSc in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production, delivered at Aberystwyth University, is looking to use the scientific knowledge gained on his course to address one of the acute issues for sheep farmers in the winter - Pasteurella pneumonia in both sheep...

AFTP and IFST partnership offers rising stars of the agrifood industry a year’s free membership

The beginning of February heralded the launch of a new collaboration between the AFTP and Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). This collaboration offers complimentary one-year IFST membership to any AFTP participant taking one of our courses across our five specialist subject areas....

Counting carbon: a fresh angle on farm efficiency, and a future currency.

What is a “carbon footprint”? A carbon footprint is the total weight of greenhouse gas emissions emitted over the life cycle of a product or service, expressed as kg carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (hence “carbon”), representing the contribution of that product or service to climate change. It is...

A teaspoon here - a teaspoon there - how sugar in our favourite products is being reduced - but have we noticed yet?

Sugar reduction is here to stay as part of the Government’s reformulation programme ‘achieving the 20%’ and our childhood favourites are now in line for redevelopment to bring us the same product…with less sugar.  Kellogg’s recently announced their plans to cut the sugar content of some of our...

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